In her ‘Quick Hit’ titled A little moderation is not a bad thing, Linda Valdez exposes the convoluted mindset of liberals.
She writes: In Arizona, we have a budget that was supported only by Republicans. In Washington, we got a health-care overhaul that was supported only by Democrats. With bipartisanship so rare, the idea of moving to non-partisan primaries where the top two vote-getters move on to the general election looks like a path to moderation – which is a virtue, not a vice.
Ms. Valdez evidently thinks that concealing one’s true political bent for expediency trumps principles. It’s comparable to the farce that passes as “non-partisan” elections in Phoenix’s mayor and city council races. Everyone knows that Philly Gordon is a liberal Democrat and the council member’s party affiliations are also acknowledged for what they are. The concept of political camouflage might work for the liberal Valdez, but the majority of us want to have the process more open — not less.
As with John McCain, the famous aisle-crosser and bi-partisan Maverick who cozies up with liberals more often than representing the Republicans under whose banner he has run for decades, we have a fine example of the “moderation” she longs for. It’s called deception.
Wear the disguises on Halloween. But let’s play it honest at the ballot box.